OHIO– According to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, older Americans who were exploited by family, fraudsters, and others in recent years suffered an average loss of $34,200. Scammers use a variety of tactics and methods, including telephone, letters, door-to-door solicitations, e-mails, and phony websites.

Join Spectrum News 1 on Tuesday, September 24th for a panel discussion on financial fraud on senior citizens.

You'll learn about:

  • The most common scams
  • How to protect yourself and your money
  • How to get help if you're involved in a scam

Spectrum News 1 host Mike Kallmeyer will moderate the discussion by our group of professional panelists.

  • Sheryl Harris, Director of Cuyahoga County's Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Jon Miller Steiger, Regional Director for the East Central Region of the Federal Trade Commission
  • Sue McConnell, President, Cleveland BBB
  • Natasha Pietrocola, Deputy Administrator, Cuyahoga County Division of Senior and Adult Services

The program will start at 2:00 pm at the Maltz Auditorium at Montefiore, One David N. Myers Parkway, Beachwood, Ohio 44122.

Attendees should plan on arriving by 1:45 pm.